The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated President Goodluck Jonathan over Tuesday’s ruling of the Court of Appeal, which upheld his eligibility to contest the 2015 presidential election.
PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, in a statement on Tuesday, said the court ruling represents a “positive step towards President Jonathan’s impending overwhelming victory at the polls come March 28, 2015.”
The party described the verdict as “victory for democracy and the rule of law, especially in protecting the inalienable rights of eligible citizens to freely participate in the electoral process without any form of hindrance.”
It added that the development has helped to enrich the judiciary and further deepened the nation’s democratic evolution.
The PDP also applauded the President for “always remaining focused and upholding democratic principles, which enable Nigerians to operate in an environment that allows for full expression of fundamental rights.”
Commending the judiciary for its stabilising role in the polity, the PDP urged its members and supporters across the country “to close ranks and stand on the platform of this judicial victory to intensify efforts for eventual electoral victory for the president and other candidates of the party in the general elections.”
Source: Daily Independent